Congressional Bean Soup (6 to 8 servings or more)

1 lb. dried small white beans (Soak overnight)
4 C. tomatoes, canned diced
4C. water
1 ham bone (or 2 C. diced ham)
1 C. chopped celery
1 onion, chopped
2 T. parsley, chopped
1 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
1 bay leaf
Put beans into crock pot and add remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 12 - 14 hours or until beans are very soft. Remove bay leaf and ham bone, cutting off any meat from bone returning to soup.

Prepared for Seaford Race company - March, 2002